He was born in 1804/05 or 1816/17 (4 (44 in 1861), 6 (45 in 1861), 11 (68 at death in 1873)). He was born in Penpruche [?], Scotland (6, 11).
When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-3/4 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and grey hair (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 18 October 1861 (1, 4, 6). He was enlisted for three years by Captain Keyser (4, 6). He was a private, in company B (1, 4, 13-14).
He was transferred to company C (1, 4).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (8).
On 28 September 1864, he became a naturalized US citizen, in the District Court of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12).
On 28 February 1873, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of natural causes (11). He was married (11). He died at, or was buried from, 412 North 24th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). On 4 March 1873, he was buried, at Mount Moriah Cemetery (11).
On 17 August 1875, his widow, Ann McDougell, unsuccessfully applied for a pension (9, 10).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 April 1863 (Alex McDougal)
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 December 1863 (Alex McDougal)
4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 28 June 2004 (Alex'r McDougall; rolls have 'McDougal')
5 company C, register of men discharged, number 13 (Alexander McDougall)
6 company C, descriptive roll, entry 90 (Alexander McDougall)
7 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 48 (Alexander McDougall)
8 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (A McDougall)
9 pension index, by name (Alexander McDougell)
10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Alexander McDougall)
11 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 February 1873 (Alexander McDougall)
12 Jefferson M Moak, compiler. Military petitions for naturalization filed in the Philadelphia [county] District Court 1862-1874. Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Monograph series no. 5. c2000 (Alexander McDougal)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander McDougall)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander McDoughall)